Waterways Management Advisory Board

MASCF_1985_Miles_RiverThe Waterways Management Advisory Board consists of five members who are appointed by the Commissioners to a term of three years. The Board normally meets once a month on the second Tuesday of the month and will also meet at the request of the Town Commissioners or the Planning Commission. Unless notice is given of an alternative venue, all meetings will be held at the Boy Scout Cabin, located at 407 St. Mary’s Square. The Board acts as an advisory and consultive body to both the Town Commissioners and the Planning Commission on planning and policy issues affecting the waters of the Town.

The town strives for orderly development, control and management of the waterways and shoreline and waterway improvements in order to preserve waterways as a finite public resource and balance the competing interests in, and the demands for space in, the waterways.

Current Projects:
Harbor and Stormwater Infrastructure Study
To read the study click HERE.
The Town of St. Michaels, MD received a Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Grant through the State of Maryland Community Resilience Program to perform an analysis of the St. Michaels harbor and stormwater infrastructure, while considering projected sea level rise over the next thirty years. The study’s objective was to develop viable, cost efficient strategies to increase the town’s resiliency relative to both rainfall and tidal induced flooding. Eight areas of study were determined, and six flooding and sea-level rise projection maps were created as part of the study scope of work. The critical study areas were evaluated within these flooding and sea-level rise scenarios to evaluate risk and define future City mitigation and adaptation efforts. Importantly, this report outlines the Next Steps our Town might take to prepare for and put plans in place to begin these mitigation efforts. The report was prepared by George, Miles & Buhr, LLC.

Recent Projects:
Back Creek/Watermen’s Pier Renovation Plan

Application for Kayak Rack Assignment
Kayak Rack Regulations
Waitlist Boat Slip Application 2024-2025
Annual Slip Rental Fee Schedule 2024-2025
Boat Lease Agreement 2024-2025

Members Term Ending
Jim Tapp 12/31/2025
Mark Van Fleet, Vice-Chair 12/31/2026
Daniel “Dink” Daffin 12/31/2024
Vacancy 12/31/2026
Michael Bibb, Chair 12/31/2026

DRAFT Upcoming Agendas
None at this time

The following is a list of minutes for past Waterways Advisory Board meetings occurring in St. Michaels. AUDIO recordings are posted shortly after the meeting date. Official minutes are added when approved by the Waterways Advisory Board, usually at the following month’s meeting.

5-14-24 Video with Closed Caption; 4-14-24 Audio;
2-13-24 Video; 2-13-24 Audio;
7-11-23 Video; 7-11-23 Audio;
3-14-23 Video ; 3-14-23 Audio;
2-7-23 Video; 2-7-23 Audio;
1-17-23 Video; 1-17-23 Audio; 1-17-23 Approved minutes
1-10-23 Video; 1-10-23 Audio;
12-13-22 Video; 12-13-22 Audio; 12-13-22 Approved minutes
11-8-22 Video; 11-8-22 Audio; 11-8-22 Approved minutes
10-11-22 Video Unavailable; 10-11-22 Audio; 10-11-22 Approved minutes
8-9-22 Video; 8-9-22 Audio; 8-9-22 Approved minutes
7-12-22 Video; 7-12-22 Audio; 7.12.-22 Approved minutes
6-14-22 Video; 6-14-22 Audio; 6-14-22 Approved minutes
5-10-22 Video; 5-10-22 Audio; 5-10-22 Approved minutes
4-12-22 Audio; 4-12-22 Approved minutes
3-8-22 Audio; 3-8-22 Approved minutes (No video due to technical difficulties.)
2-8-22 Video; 2-8-22 Audio; 2-8-22 Approved minutes
1-11-22 Video; 1-11-22 Audio; 1-11-22 Approved minutes
12-14-21 Video; 12-14-21 Audio; 12-14-21 Approved minutes
9-14-21 Video; 9-15-21 Audio; 9-14-21 Approved minutes
8-10-21 Video; 8-10-21 Audio; 8-10-21 Approved minutes
7-27-21 Video; 7-27-21 Audio; 7-27-21 Approved minutes
7-13-21 Video; 7-13-21 Audio; 7-13-21 Approved minutes
6-8-21 Video; 6-8-21 Audio; 6-8-21 Approved minutes
5-11-21 Audio; 5-11-21 Approved minutes
3-9-21 Video; 3-9-21 Audio; 3-9-21 Approved minutes
2-9-21 Video; 2-9-21 Audio; 2-9-21 Approved minutes
2-2-21 Public Forum Video; 2-2-21 Public Forum Audio; 2-2-21 Approved minutes
1-12-21 Video; 1-12-21 Approved minutes
12-15-20 Video; 12-15-20 Audio; 12-15-20 Approved minutes
11-10-20 Video; 11-10-20 Audio; 11-10-20 Approved minutes
10-13-20 Audio; 10-13-20 Approved minutes
9-15-20 Workshop Video; 9-15-20 Approved minutes
9-8-20 Video; 9-8-20 Approved minutes
8-11-20 Video; 8-11-20 Approved minutes
7-14-20 Video; 7-14-20 Approved minutes
6-8-20 Video; 6-8-20 Approved minutes
1-14-20 Audio; 1-14-20 Approved minutes

Past meeting minutes: